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ID number:  BIRBI-B0168
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Justin I; Constantinople
Denomination:  Solidus
Place made:  Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine
Date made:  518-527
Metal:  Gold
Diameter (cm):  2.00
Weight (g):  4.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 650. Glendining, 15th May 1957. Ex Dr. Vassalo Collection, 721.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of Justin, helmeted, pearl-diademed, cuirassed, facing 3/4 r., holding spear in r. hand behind head and shield decorated with horseman on l. arm. Reverse: Victory, winged, draped, standing facing, supporting long cross in r. hand and globus cruciger in l. hand; star in r. field.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: DN IVSTI NVS PP AVC (Our lord Justin, emperor in perpetuity). Reverse: VICTORI A AVCCC (Imperial Victory). Mint mark: CONOB. Control mark: B(2).

Bibliography:  DOC I. 2b; MIB I, 3

3 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Constantinople
Roman;Byzantine


Justin I
Byzantine
c.450
1st August 527
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